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Sun Devil women's basketball defeats Boston College 68-59


December 10, 2012

Micaela Pickens (14 points) and Jada Blackwell (10 points) combined for 24 points and Arizona State won for the fifth time in seven games, defeating Boston College 68-59, Dec. 9.


Janae Fulcher and Elisha Davis added eight points each for the Sun Devils (5-4), who shot 52 percent from the floor.


Pickens, who scored a career-high 15 points in Friday's win over Providence, scored all 14 of her points during a decisive 28-11 second-half run which broke open a tie game. Seven different Sun Devils would score during the scoring run, which spanned more than 13 minutes.


After tying her career high with 14 points on Friday, Blackwell was once again a difference maker on Sunday as she added a team-high four assists and two steals to go along with her scoring contributions.


Five ties and eight lead changes punctuated a close first half in which both teams shot the ball well - ASU (56 percent) and BC (52 percent).


Katie Zenevitch, who had a game-high 20 points, scored 20 seconds into the second half to tie the game at 35-35. The Sun Devils would respond with an 8-0 run, capped off by consecutive 3-pointers by Pickens, who was 5-7 from the field in the second half after not attempting any shots in the first half.


The Eagles (5-4) would get within four points on two occasions before another ASU scoring run, this one 9-0, gave the Sun Devils a 54-41 lead with 12:37 left. A 3-pointer by Pickens, her fourth of the game, and a layup by Eliza Normen gave ASU its largest lead of the game, 63-46 with 6:02 left. The Sun Devils would maintain a double-digit lead until the final 10 seconds of the game. 


ASU shot 48 percent in the second half while limiting Boston College to 30 percent. The Sun Devils made 48 percent (8-17) of their 3-pointers on Sunday, giving them 15 for the weekend. Pickens, who made eight of those 3-pointers, shot 62 percent (8-13) from long distance in the two games


The Sun Devils return to action on Wednesday (11 a.m. MT) when they host San Diego in the program's annual Sparky's Kids to College Field Trip Game.